Hogfish have been overfished!
Fishing bans go into effect September 1. Limited harvest in Key West waters. Commercial fishing banned till January 1. Recreational banned in federal waters till May 1.
Local fishermen knew the ban was coming. Will affect their incomes.
Hogfish the most popular fish for eating in the Keys. Bobby Mongelli’s restaurant on Stock Island named Hogfish. I only eat hogfish when I am there.
Mongelli said he has been aware, has made efforts to obtain hogfish from other sources. Expects to run out of hogfish on occasion never the less. Prices will go up a bit. He will be paying more for the hogfish from other areas.
My podcast Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou last night. Covered a range of topics. Only half the show dedicated to Trump. Fifty percent too much. However, he is the news these days everyday.
Fortunately, Trump’s rally was scheduled for 10 pm my time. Got to watch all of him!
Typical campaign rhetoric. The man is not stable. I worry even more after watching him last night. He scares me and should scare you. The man who has his finger on the nuclear weapon button.
Interestingly, the Phoenix rally was the first of Trump’s 2020 Campaign. A bit early? Why? Money? Does he pay or a PAC?
The wall. I am sick of the wall. It will never be. Neither practical nor cheap. The House will never approve the spending. If the House does, it will only be a token of what is required.
Trump threatened last night to close down the government if he does not get the wall in the new budget. The wall is another Trump campaign promise that will go unfulfilled.
Key West bars come and go. Some come and never leave.
Lazy Gecko sat next door to Sloppy Joe’s for 17 years. Did a good business. Until recently when someone new bought the building. A rent hike Lazy Gecko could not afford.
Gecko out. New owner coming in. Building gutted and under renovation at the moment. Opening anticipated early in October. Bar/restaurant will be called Duval Central. Inside, Island City Stage. Top musical performers will be brought in to entertain.The desire is to turn the place into a great music venue.
I find the desire strange. The whole island is a great music venue.
Why was the Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimore sledge hammered to the ground a couple of nights ago? The statue was erected way back in 1792.
Turns out Columbus was a slaver.
He made three trips to the New World. Became involved in the slave trade on the second and third trips.
The second trip he captured and brought 1,600 West Indian natives to Spain. Many died on route. Queen Isabella kept a number to row her galleys. Some were returned.
Good bye the Columbus Day Parade in New York City.
A confusing topic. Complicated. How far back do we go in failing to honor for other deeds those associated with slavery?
Forget not George Washington. A big time slave owner. The slaves took care of Mount Vernon, helped run Washington’s whiskey distilleries. Rename Washington, D.C.? Remove Washington’s picture from the dollar bill?
There is a saving feature in Washington’s case. He ordered in his Will that all his slaves receive their freedom.
Johnson and Johnson. Many baby back ends covered with its baby powder at diaper change time.
Some women apparently have used Johnson’s baby powder their entire lives as part of feminine hygiene. Powdered their bodies including the genital area with the talcum powder following bathing.
It took a while. However, there is now the possibility the baby powder is a carcinogenic. May be causing ovarian cancer in women who have used the powder for a number of years.
Monday, a 63 year old California woman received a $417 million dollar judgment based on the scenario described.
Not the first case to come to trial. Four others. Three resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts. One thrown out by the court.
Not the type of lawsuit the public should turn its nose up to. Over 400,000 similar cases pending.
A calamity yesterday. My water was turned off for nonpayment of the bill. $28. I was without water most of the day.
In defense, I never got the bill. It went to my old address. Never got to me, even though I placed a change of address order with the Post Office back in June.
I paid the $28 bill by phone at 1. Plus a $60 turn off/turn on fine. Asked if I would be turned on before 4. Was assured even sooner.
Came 6 and I still had no water. In spite of having made several calls advising water not yet turned on. Assured man was in the area and I was next on list or he would be there shortly.
I don’t think anyone was directed to turn the water back on.
I only received proper attention just before 6. The water board was closed. A fellow named Patrick was handling the emergency desk. He had no record of me. However, he said he would have it taken care of right away. He did. Within a half hour, I had water.
My account is now on automatic pay.
Enjoy your day!